West Coast Wilderness
& Kawatiri Trail

Take a ride on the wild side. This tour is perfect for taking a foot off the regular tourist trail to experience the unique & untamed wild West Coast of NZ’s South Island, as well as enjoying some fantastic cycle trails along the way.

About this tour

Experience the raw beauty of the West Coast on two wheels; from the impressive mountains to stunning coastal scenery to abundant rainforests- it has it all.

Total Distance: 200km
Difficulty: Grade 1
Duration: 6 Days/ 5 Nights
Price From: $2,545 NZD pp
Start | End: Starts and finishes in Christchurch


Clocking in an impressive 200km of riding in the dramatic West Coast region of the South Island, this tour will have you biking the West Coast Wilderness Trail, featuring native forest and wild coastline, then it is off to the newly formed Kawatiri Coastal Trail around the stunning Cape Foulwind coast, plus a few other special treats of rides we have in store for you!

  • Take a ride on the Wild West side!
  • Climb to the treetops and admire the forest from above at the Treetop Walkway
  • Visit the spectacular Hokitika Gorge
  • Walk above the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes and marvel at the power of the sea
  • Enjoy cycling the stunning wild coastline on the new Kawatiri Coastal Trail
  • Learn the gold mining, logging and farming history of our early pioneers

Tour Dates

If your preferred tour date below has been marked as ‘fully booked’, please get in touch with us. We may have cancellations, and therefore some space might become available.

14-19 May 2024$2545Half price Ebikes!Book now
29 Oct -3 Nov 2024$2545Spaces AvailableBook now
10 -15 Dec 2024$2545Spaces AvailableBook now
25 Feb -2 Mar 2025$2545Spaces AvailableBook now
29 Apr -4 May 2025$2545Spaces AvailableBook now

Trail Map

This tour follows the wild West Coast north, starting at Lake Kaniere and passing through Hokitika, Kumara and finishing at Cape Foulwind.


“Our second time with Pure Trails and again we found them amazing. The planning that goes into making these trips is spot on and the detail taken is second to none.

We loved our trip and are already talking about planning the next one with Pure Trails. Highly recommended.”

Kym Y Mahood | Taupo